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'll be back with more coming up. >>> big night last night. president obama wins re- election. the gop holds the house. the democrats fend off challenges in the senate. >> maryland voters win gay marriage and if you're just tuning in welcome to our campaign 2012 coverage. we'll take a look at the results throughout the morning. >> president obama as we said won re-election tuesday to a second term after a long and often bitter campaign. against challenger mitt romney. >> and one of the big stories around here voter tushout was huge. check out the video from dumfries, virginia. some voters waited in lines of up to four hours to cast a ballot. they were not giving up. they were in a long line and they stayed if place even after -- in place even after the polls closed last night. kristin fisher starts our coverage. she's talking about the race for president. kristin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well you know it was a long night but it wasn't nearly as long as many people feared. nor was the race as close as many people thought that it would be. the final returns are still coming in
? >> president obama has made his final pitch to voters and now he's waiting. he held rallies in ohio, wisconsin and iowa yesterday. the iowa event was at the same location as his first campaign rally as a presidential candidate five years ago. the president and first lady michelle obama are in chicago where they'll spend election day and watch the results roll in. >>> mitt romney was working until the very last minute in hopes of winning the election. he this morning and off to cleveland and pittsburgh, the rallies with supporters there, hoping that they head to the polls and cast a ballot for him. pennsylvania has long been a democratic stronghold. >>> well, outside groups, including super pacs, nonprofit advocacy groups have spent nearly $53 until just on virginia senate race alone which is the top in the nation. >> we get to kristin fisher who's at washington elementary school in alexandria where george allen is voting voting this morning. good morning, kristin. what can you tell us? has the candidate arrived? >> apparently we're having -- >> there she is. good morning, kristin. >>reporter:
's staying with her brother at his home in northwest d.c. president obama made his first public comments about the scandal yesterday. >> i have no evidence at this point that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: it's been revealed f.b.i. agent frederick humphries uncovered the affair after a complaint from tampa socialite jill kelley. today the acting c.i.a. director will be testifying before the house panel and expected to be grilled on the deadly attacks on the consulate in benghazi. so we'll focus on the attacks in benghazi today and tomorrow but when petraeus does testify, we're expected to hear more on the scandal that brought him down. back to you. >> surae chinn live on capitol hill. thank you, surae. >>> in president obama's first news conference since winning reelection last week, he ended up calling republican criticisms of u.n. ambassador susan rice outrageous. the president called out republican senators lindsay graham and john mccain for their comments saying they would block the u.s. ambas
to you. >>> a new wall street journal poll finds that president obama and republican nominee mitt romney remain deadlocked in virginia. >>> vice president joe biden and his wife will be in sterling and richmond today. john mellen camp will perform and governor tim kaine will be at both events. >>> i saw the long lines, i was in some of them. it turns out more than 5 2,000 residents in dc voted early in the board of election. it is more than 10% of the district's registered voters and it is more than double the number of early voters in the 2010 primary. >>> if you want to see a breakdown of the national and local elections, we have a breakdown on wusa9.com right at the top of the home page. >>> this morning an alexandria family is desperately searching for a man who has been missing now for two weeks. 64-year-old mohammed dhani is being searched for. dogs and teams covered the park. if you have any information please call. >>> there will be a candlelight vigil held this evening for christina morris ward. the 15-year-old was hit and killed by a car in german town. christina was walking to
guys. >>> thank you monika. today president obama will make his first postelection comments about the economy. this is video of the campaign release of the president wiping away tears as he thanked young members of his campaign staff in chicago. >> today he's going to talk about the tough situation ahead. automatic tax hikes and severe budget cuts that will go into effect in january it's called the fiscal cliff. the congressional budget office said yesterday if all the taxes and spending cuts take place, tax hikes in spending cuts, it will push the country's unemployment rate above 9% within a year. >> now virginia is planning its own cuts as a result. ko im is live from capitol hill with more. good morning ko. >> reporter: good morning andrea and mike, the next six weeks are crucial. the ticking time bomb as you said set for january 1st. the talks around taxes in d.c.. half a million federal workers, contractors and subcontractors could lose their jobs and d.c. could get hit big as well for metro losing $30 million. possibly. virginia also bracing for the those cuts across the bo
. along the new jersey shore, president obama and governor chris christie took a helicopter hour of the storm damage because that's the only way to see it. >> kristin fisher is here with us this morning and kristin, you were out in the field. you were in rehoboth. and just give us an idea again of what you saw and what's going on now. >> reporter: well, it's tough to compare the two because what i found in rehoboth is nothing compared to what we're now seeing in new york and new jersey with you know, up and down the coast. millions of people remaining in the dark. the damage in the billions of dollars. and the death toll now at least 63 people. yesterday president obama brought some hope to hard hit new jersey, promising immediate federal aid and pledging to be in its for the lang howl. he -- long haul. he toured the garden state with governor chris christie with entire neighborhoods still underwater. the president said the top priority is getting the power back on especially atwater filtration plants and other critical infrastructure. the second priority? transportation. clearin
. >>> at arlington national cemetery, president obama paid tribute to the nation's service members on veterans day. the president says the wreath he laid at the tomb of the unknown is intended to remember every service member who was ever worn our nation's uniform. he urged americans to welcome back soldiers who are coming home now. the president also noted this is the first veterans day in a decade with no american troops fighting in iraq. >>> this is what the veterans day parade looked like in new york city this weekend. thousands lined the trees of manhattan for the parade cheering and waving flags. volunteers also collected winter coats for those in need nearly two weeks after super storm sandy hit the area. a reminder today the federal government is closed and there's no mail delivery except for express mail. >>> we had a warm weekend. looks like a cold front is going to change things in the very near future. howard will have more on your weather first right after this. >>> it's 6:42 and 50 degrees. welcome back. monika here with your timesaver traffic and of course it's veterans day. that me
hard to make the case. >> reporter: congress will make the final approval but president obama will respect the will of the puerto rican people. which that has the executive chef feeling proud of her island roots. >> it's great to be part of the democratic government that is going to allow us to really fick what we want,. >> reporter: will congress agree? downtown washington, ken molestina, 9news now. >>> at 6:36 jessica doyle has another your money report. >> counting down to the fiscal cliff. here we go. >> that's right coming out of the election of course we're headed into a lame duck session of congress and the pressure is building to get something done before january 1st. that's when the debilitating package of tax hikes and spending cuts hit the country especially washington area. o -- especially the washington area. some are worried it could trigger another recession. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have some willingness in order to compromise. the house speaker john boehner started a public negotiation with the president said. he said republicans would accept an
. >>> president barack obama just got a surprise endorsement from new york city mayor michael bloomberg. bloomberg is an independence, hiss endorsement online cited sandy to highlight the president's stance on climate change but he said he was disappointed in what he said were numerous policy reversals by governor mitt romney. both campaigns are visiting the battleground state of virginia through the weekend. >>> okay, 6:49. time to answer if question of day. -- the question of the day. here's the question one more time -- >> here's a look at a response you posted on the wusa9 facebook fan page. kim thinks the answer is -- >> but again, you have to remember the percentage. it's only 45%. i would argue that personalitiage is probably higher and that the answer is indeed c., sneezing. 45 president of us get in an accident -- 45% of us get in an accident because we were sneezing. >> who knew? >> when you needs you have to close your eyes. >>> we've got some daily deals for you lined up. we've been combing through the day's daily deals emails and retailer websites to find you some deep discounts. thes
with that agreement. today president obama will meet with top american c.e.o.s to get their thoughts. yesterday labor leaders went to the white house to discuss the tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect in the new year. if things don't change, tax cuts will expire in january. the tax policy center estimates the average household faces tax increases of $3500. let's look at a breakdown here. the tax policy center is estimating if we drop off the fiscal cliff, taxes could get hiked by more than $500 billion next year, nearly 90% of americans would be facing more in taxes, mainly because of the expiration of a cut in social security taxes and many of the bush era tax cuts simply going away. low income households would pay more due to the expiration of tax credits in the 2009 stimulus. higher income households would be hit harder by higher tax rates on ordinary income, capital gains, and dividends as well as new health reform taxes. in the meantime americans don't have a lot of faith that congress will get the job done here. a new poll shows many americans think lawmakers are simply too far a
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